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Shanghai Art Museum

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Shanghai Art Museum
325 Nanjing West Road Shanghai
Venue Type: Museum


Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Art Museum
© 2009 Jeffrey Hays
August 1st - January 4th, 2015 通变涵远——20世纪中国美术中的10个样本
关良, 吴冠中, 周碧初, 朱屺瞻, 林风眠, 滑田友, 程十发, 谢稚柳, 贺天健, 陆俨少
August 1st - October 19th 中国新表现:1980-2014特别邀请展
丁方, 刘庆和, 刘进安, 卢辅圣, 周京新, 尚扬, 岳敏君, 崔振宽, 张培成, 方力钧, 施大畏, 朱振庚, 李孝萱, 毛旭辉, 王玉平, 罗中立, 苏新平, 许江, 邱瑞敏, 陈钧德
August 1st - October 17th 此在的绘画——中国具象表现绘画二十年艺术展
August 1st - October 7th 狂野的心——20世纪60年代起的德国新表现主义艺术展
August 1st - October 7th 琳琅满天——20世纪下半叶意大利表现性艺术展
August 1st - October 7th 伸出你的拳头——厄瓜多尔绘画大师奥斯瓦尔多•瓜亚萨明画展
奥斯瓦尔多 瓜亚萨明
August 1st - October 7th 我的孩子,春天来了——德国绘画大师珂勒惠支作品展
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(text taken from Wikipedia) The Shanghai Art Museum (上海美术馆) is an art gallery in the city of Shanghai, China. It is located in the former clubhouse building of the Shanghai Racing Club. Today, it is the home of the Shanghai biennial and stands adjacent to People's Square. It sits on the edge of People’s Square, and was once the Shanghai Horse Racing course.


The building was constructed in 1933, as the clubhouse for the horse race course. The horse race course was reputed to be the 3rd most profitable industry during the 1930’s when the city was still under the rule of the Republic of China. Since the Japanese occupation in 1937, the building was used for military offices.

Since the early 1940’s, the communists have built an extensive network of underground tunnels in the area. The tunnels under the art museum building still exist today. It connects to the Marriott hotel across the street, Nanjing Xi Lu. Furthermore, the back road had to be refortified in 2005 since the food delivery trucks for Kathleen's 5 were heavy enough to crush the concrete pavement into the tunnels.

In 1955, the building was renovated and a terrace was constructed on the roof. The goal was mainly to enable the architects to build wider stairs leading to the clock tower, so that youth can easily visit the tower.

The building has one of the most prominent clock towers in the city, besides the clock tower on the Bund in Pudong. The clock tower in Kathleen’s 5 has historically been associated with decay and corruption in the city, as it is often inaccurate. However, it was renovated in 2006 and has been accurate since then.

On the top of the art museum is the Kathleen's 5 restaurant, a well-known restaurant in the city.

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